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Official numbers are out: iOS 10 is on 76% of active Apple devices

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The one thing that iDevices definitely have over their Android competitors is the consistent operating system updates that are pushed to all of them. As soon as the newest iPhone drops, the older models, the iPads, and iPods that are active in the world all get a new notification for an iOS update. And it's an annoying one, it downloads the update automatically and nags you over and over to install it, so it's easy to surrender to it.

Official numbers are out: iOS 10 is on 76  of active Apple devices
The newest build of iOS is usually quick to get installed on most devices and makes life easy for developers and users alike... well, most of the time. So, iOS 10 has been out for almost 4 months now and Apple's official statistic says that the system has been installed on 76% of eligible iDevices. 18% have chosen to stay on iOS 9 for now, and a mere 6% are still working on older versions of the software.

Fast and wide adoption is usually good news — this means that users get to enjoy all the new features by the manufacturers and developers have a much easier time building non-buggy apps. In the case of iOS 10, however, iPhone 6s owners may be a bit regretful for hitting “update now”, as the new operating system brought about a ton of battery-related issues. Well, it's still unknown whether it's a software or a hardware issue, but the problems did start after the update, so it's natural that many users and critics draw tangents between the two.

source: Apple

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posted on 06 Jan 2017, 03:49 2

1. maple_mak (Posts: 683; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


I rather always stick iOS 9.3.5 on my iPhone 5 and iPad Air...
iOS 10 will destroy my both devices by "Press home button to unlock", battery issue...

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 04:48 6

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well to be fair, some Android updates break phones. Remember Lollipopgate?

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 04:54 9

8. Podrick (Posts: 933; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


#Deflection

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 05:04 5

10. trojan_horse (Posts: 2710; Member since: 06 May 2016)


And the break rate of Android updates do not count anywhere near the break rate of iOS 8 alone.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 05:18 4

12. bucky (Posts: 2865; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


That's because updates are rarely seen.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 05:43 3

14. Podrick (Posts: 933; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


They get support for 2 years and security updates every month. Granted its not as long as iDevices but even during that time, the problems caused by iOS updates is much more than that caused by Android updates.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 05:54 3

16. trojan_horse (Posts: 2710; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Exactly that ^^ You get the reality of it.

@bucky is just trying to nag me.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 07:43

19. sissy246 (Posts: 2951; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Never had one problem with lollipop

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:34

24. maple_mak (Posts: 683; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


3 years actually...

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:26

27. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


#Ignorance

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:27

28. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


#Badumtiss

You put him in his place.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:30 4

29. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And he says he doesn't blindly follow Apple, or run to their defense like linebacker every time someone says something about that gets his brown stained tighty whities in a bunch. #Hypocrite

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:31 4

30. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, you're full of ignorance. Thanks for admitting it.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 12:00 1

33. trojan_horse (Posts: 2710; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"You put him in his place."

Look who's talking about being put in his place...

You mean like how the PhoneArena moderators put you in your place regularly?

SMH

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 16:57 2

39. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2256; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


PA's king of hypocrisy in full action LOL.
Keep deflecting.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 16:59 2

40. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2256; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I bet you'd rather have an updated bricked phone over a non-updated one that works fine.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 17:33

42. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks like your place is jock riding off of MG.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 17:34

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What's that phrase you used to say, pot meet kettle?

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 17:36

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Dude, pretty much everything you say can be applied to you as well. Stop being a salty hypocrite.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 17:37

45. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Should I post links?

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 18:35 2

46. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, and it's a phrase that adequately relates to you.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 18:36 2

47. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Pot, meet kettle.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 18:37 2

48. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Of you being a PA's king of hypocrites? By all means, do so. ;D

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 23:25 1

49. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2256; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


About what? Android issues? You're just proving our point if you did. You hate people mentioning iPhone issues on Android articles, now you're always posting Android issues on iOS articles. Hypocrite.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 09:44 2

52. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You've been riding my jock in that teeny tiny brain of yours ever since I joined here.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 16:22

55. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Correction: You've been salty with my comments every since your other account, your previous alias was banned as seen below:

www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerrys-Chen-clarifies-comment-handset-business-is-not-being-sold-anytime-soon_id55005

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 16:35 2

57. meanestgenius (Posts: 14187; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This is coming from the girl who's teeny tiny mind I take up so much space in that she creates faux accounts (this one got banned) of me in an obviously pathetic attempt to be me, as shown in this article linked below:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Canadas-Smartest-Person-gets-a-job-at-BlackBerry_id87973

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:34

59. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Passport-concept-shows-how-the-phone-will-look-in-white_id57865/comments/page/2

You were saying?

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:40

60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Honestly, I think you're on pot. Or something potent enough to cause delusional comments because you are delusional.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:41

61. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15404; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Aka, Mxy has made me his little btch again.

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